Camp set up time estimates?

strow

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What would you say are some rough estimates on time to set up your normal hunting camp? Wall tent, Tipi, Camper trailer, etc.

From the time you arrive at camp until you are done setting how long would you say it takes?

How long does it take you to set up a normal wall tent (12x14) with stove? Can it be done solo?

How about the tipi (floorless tents) and stove? How much time does adding the stove and pipe add?

For those that drag in a camper trailer or range (sheep) camp how long would you say it takes you to drop the trailer and get it set up?

I hope this isn’t to open ended of a question with too many variables. I would really like to hear your opinions and ideas!

 

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I can usually have my 12x14 wall tent set up and everything set up in it in about 30 minutes by myself. When I'm hunting out of my backpack, it usually takes about 10 minutes to have camp set up.
 

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J300WM, thank you!

Does that include stove with the 12x14? What backpack tent/tipi are you using?
 

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Why am I always the guy that gets to camp and decides to just do a quick evening hunt before setting up camp... then end up doing everything in the middle of the night.

I probably spend about 2 hours setting up camp if we’re staying for 10 days. Much less if it’s just a night or two.


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From a PA flat lander you could add an hour just for lack of air. Depending on how high we make it with the truck for base camp. Also we set up a privy and if water is near enough, a shower. Makes for best nights rest.
 

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I do use our 26' RV to hunt from, especially Spring Bear. Once I find the spot, to park, level and drop stabilizer jacks, and put the slide out is about 15 min or less. That includes hanging out the outside propane grill that hangs off the camper and uses the campers LP.

My Wall tent is 12 x 17 with a 6' fly at the front. I can do it alone, but it is a lot more fun with two people. If two guys were familar with set up. I would say an hour to set tent, floor and wood stove. That includes a few cots, lanterns, and an aluminum camp table inside. Stacking wood and a few other details around camp would be in addition to the initial set up of 1 hr.
 

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....I do use our 26' RV to hunt from, especially Spring Bear. Once I find the spot, to park, level and drop stabilizer jacks, and put the slide out is about 15 min or less. That includes hanging out the outside propane grill that hangs off the camper and uses the campers LP..........

Needed a dozer to get the toy hauler out last year that ate up a day.:rolleyes:
 

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I kind of go all out for a 10-13 day hunt. Big 8 person geo tent, shower tent, big 24'x16' A frame tarp with all our cooking stuff, tables, chairs, cots, heaters, etc. Takes me about 3 hours by myself. If my daughter or wife helps, 4 hours!
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Here's my setup for a fun little weekend public land spring turkey hunt.

Maybe 30 minutes or so to set this up. I now run a much lighter aquaquest tarp but this is my preferred way to pitch this one man tent. No rain fly so condensation is not an issue.
 

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This is a neat thread that I have sometimes pondered myself. It does vary greatly depending on your setup, length of stay and familiar available help.

With our big Colorado elk camp we set up 25man army tent and a 12x14(?) Davis cook tent both with stoves and chop firewood. Probably takes 2-3hrs but feels like 6 after driving all night!

If I go in a smaller group I can have my Seek 8man tipi w\ stove set in about 30-1hr min with wood cut&stacked plus time for whatever cook and luxuries I bring.

Thanks for starting this thread
 

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